Introduction to the Special Section: Linking the MMPI–2–RF to Contemporary Models of Psychopathology

Martin Sellbom, Paul A. Arbisi

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This special section considers 9 independent articles that seek to link the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory–2–Restructured Form (MMPI–2–RF; Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008/2011) to contemporary models of psychopathology. Sellbom (this issue) maps the Specific Problems scales onto hierarchical psychopathology structures, whereas Romero, Toorabally, Burchett, Tarescavage, and Glassmire (this issue) and Shkalim, Almagor, and Ben-Porath (this issue) show evidence of linking the instruments' scales to diagnostic representations of common higher order psychopathology constructs. McCord, Achee, Cannon, Harrop, and Poynter (this issue) link the MMPI–2–RF scales to psychophysiological constructs inspired by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria. Sellbom and Smith (this issue) find support for MMPI–2–RF scale hypotheses in covering personality psychopathology in general, whereas Klein Haneveld, Kamphuis, Smid, and Forbey (this issue) and Kutchen et al. (this issue) demonstrate the utility of the MMPI–2–RF in capturing contemporary conceptualizations of the psychopathic personality. Finally, Franz, Harrop, and McCord (this issue) and Rogers et al. (this issue) mapped the MMPI–2–RF scales onto more specific transdiagnostic constructs reflecting interpersonal functioning and suicide behavior proneness, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 4 2017


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